Smile-Expo is set to hold the largest gambling event to ever take place in Ukraine in February 2021, with the launch of Ukrainian Gaming Week (UGW). The event will take place on February 24-25, gathering industry leaders as well as local politicians and representatives of the professional community for the very first time after the adoption of new gambling legislation.

In August, bill 2285-d was signed into law, legalizing and regulating gambling in Ukraine. This move has been long-expected and will bring new revenues to the country, helping a struggling budget hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details of UGW

The highly-anticipated event will take place in the capital city of Kyiv at the IEC Pavilion 4-B. Organizers will host a major exhibition of products and services for the gambling industry, via top operators and software companies. The event will also feature a conference and an awards ceremony.

The space for the exhibition is 5,000 square meters, offering plenty of room to showcase the best aspects of the gambling industry. Approximately 100 companies are expected to participate in the event and around 3,000 people in attendance.

Benefits of Attending UGW

Because the gambling industry is transforming, the event will provide many benefits to those who want to learn more and become involved. One benefit of attending is the useful connections that can be made. VIP attendees will be able to meet others, having discussions with exhibitors, speakers, and other attendees, networking as they take part in the exhibition and conference.

There will be a variety of people in attendance, so everyone will be able to make new connections in the industry, exchanging experiences among colleagues. Software developers, online casino operators, payment processing companies, betting offices, and many more will be taking part in this huge event.

Companies that will be on hand include IGT, an America-based company that focuses on stationary games for the land-based sector as well as online gaming content. Winsystems will also be on hand, a top-rated provider of gambling business solutions as well as multiple product options, including casino games and management tools.

Sponsors of the event include Digital Chain and Alpha Affiliates. Digital Chain will be the badge sponsor of the event and exhibitor. The agency provides customers a multitude of solutions for marketing needs, helping companies to reach various goals. For Alpha Affiliates, the company has been named the bracelet sponsor for the 2021 event. The affiliate program works within the gambling industry and offers several services including direct advertising.

Check Out Podcasts and Updates Now

To build up the excitement of the upcoming conference, Smile-Expo is offering a special podcast series, with insider information regarding UGW. The podcast can be found via YouTube, and several recordings have already been made detailing the current situation regarding the gambling market in Ukraine. Easily listen to past episodes within the YouTube Channel.

Stay up to date on the upcoming UGW by joining Telegram Chat. Here, you can access information from guests of the event as well as sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers exchange contact information before you even attend the event!

Fully-Packed Conference Schedule

During the conference, those in attendance will be able to learn from the best experts in the industry. The many different sides of gambling will be discussed, including regulatory insights as well as AI usage regarding client base analytics.

Speakers on the schedule include:

  • Oleksiy Yevchenko: Vice President of the Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association
  • Anton Kuchukhidze: Head of the Gambling Association of Ukraine
  • Francesco Rodano: Chief Policy Officer of Playtech
  • Tetiana Klymenko: Head of Legal Department for Law & Trust International
  • And many more

Safety Measures in Place

Because the conference is scheduled for February, there will still be safety measures in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Organizers are taking certain steps to ensure that the event space is a healthy and safe environment. Meals will be provided as individual dishes during the coffee and lunch breaks. Body temperature screening will take place during both days of the conference.

The number of attendees is restricted due to the current requirements of the Ministry of Healthcare. Smile-Expo is following these guidelines and implementing protective measures to allow everyone to feel secure attending the event.

Registration for UGW is open now. Easily use this link to sign up for an Early Bird Exhibition Pass, a Conference and Expo ticket as well as VIP access. Each option provides exclusive benefits to the attendee taking part in the Ukrainian Gaming Week.